on the bow
The Ride to Write Home
Ride like a local and discover Calgary city on our two-wheeled bike tour. This 3-hour Calgary city and bow river cycle tour will take you through the bike-friendly city streets of Calgary and right beside the crown jewel of Calgary: The Bow River. With a wide spread city scape of Calgary’s bustling downtown, biking is the transportation method of choice for exploring all that Calgary has to offer!
You’ll enjoy the Big Prairie Sky while riding along the stunning Bow River. Your expert local guide will captivate your imagination with stories of Cowtown’s humble beginnings as a trading post, to its current status as “The Energy Capital”. Take in the landscape and enjoy one of Calgarian’s favourite activities: cycling along Bow River on the Riverwalk.
Your Calgary City Bike Tour on the Bow starts and ends at Joe’s Garage.
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The most fun in Calgary!
We partnered with Joe’s Garage because of his friendly demeanor and supreme rental bikes. Cruise and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of Calgary city in comfort and style!
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– Please arrive at the bike shop 15-20 MINUTES PRIOR to your tour. The Tour departs promptly at the time indicated. Before embarking on our Calgary City Bike Tour, we will adjust a bicycle for you, get you suited up with a helmet, and have you complete waivers.
– Parking is EASY TO FIND in this area. Be sure to find parking for at least 3 hour! If this is a problem we recommend taking public transit or walking to meet us at Joe’s Garage. As we respect the time of all guests on our tour, late-comers will risk the tour leaving without them.
– There is a NO WASHROOM for use at Joe’s Garage, the first washroom break will be 1 hour into the tour!
– Please bring water and a comfortable backpack. The bikes DO NOT have water bottle holders or baskets.
More about the best bike tour of Calgary
Calgary is a natural paradise that will allow you to escape between the lined skyscrapers and natural flowing rivers. Your expert local guide will lead you through city bike paths and bring you to must-see landmarks and lesser known gems where you will discover ‘s Cowtown’s humble history.
The energetic city of Calgary was founded as a trading post called Fort Calgary. Your expert local guide will share stories of the past and the present, in the awe-inspiring presence of the glacial fed Bow River.
Calgary’s prairie skyline is a natural beauty and needs to be experienced first hand. Enjoy the ride of a lifetime along the beautiful Bow River. Reach down and wash your hands in what might be the coldest water you have ever felt. Astonishing views of the surrounding city and distant mountains will have you captivated.
What was the original name for Calgary?
The Siksika Nation refered to the Calgary area as “Elbow” in reference to the sharp bend made by the Bow River and the Elbow River. In the Blackfoot language the word for “Elbow” is ” Mohkinsstsisi.